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Carlos Miele Spring Summer 2011 Runway Show

Earlier I posted video that I shot of the Carlos Miele Spring Summer 2011 runway show, now here are some still photos and the show notes, which give some insight into the Brazilian native's inspiration, namely, butterflies and Pink Floyd. What they have in common is no boundaries, a concept that translates into upbeat, energetic fashion. Highlights included a butterfly print silk charmeuse short dress with nude heels and stunning jewelry by Ivanka Trump (bling, bling!); wearable pieces like off-white crepe cargo pants with a white t-shirt and embroidered vest; aspirational gowns like a royal blue silk chiffon dress with chain applique.

I'd like to see Miele push the envelope even more; his choice of live music sung by Brazilian pop-singer Bibel Giberto was a step in the right direction even if the entire show didn't quite coalesce. The black evening gowns at the end seemed anticlimactic although they were still stunning (they reminded me of the cover art from my Dark Side of the Moon album, another Pink Flloyd reference?) . The vivid reds, blues and lime greens are what I will hold onto.

See if you can spot reality TV star Olivia Palermo sitting front row in one of my photos, after the jump! It's like Where's Waldo.

Here are the show notes:

"Carlos Miele's Spring 2011 Collection is inspired by the fragility, beauty and ethereality of butterflies. Few creatures embody the state of being carefree as perfectly as the ever-flitting butterly. 'We would not think them so beautiful if they flew straight and briskly like bees,' observed Italian chemist and writer Primo Levi.

For Miele, freedom means the absence of prescribed paths or boundaries, the extraordinary ability to migrate andmorph at will. Nothin in life is compartmentalized or segregated, all boundaries are imaginary.

Pink Floyd's Another Brick In the Wall is an important reference for him, as Miele does not see walls in life. The arts and sciences are incessantly cross-pollinating, yielding hybrid results that, for Miele, signal an endless horizon of possibility."

Photo credit: Dianna Baros,
hmmmm, pretty rhetoric and pretty clothes...but I think I'd like to see more of what he says manifested into the clothing. As someone who has spent a lot of time looking into microscopes and at southern blots, I think there is indeed an indistinguishable line between art and science....

I do think he has some of the Pink Floyd infused in there, however, so that is pretty amazing really.
#1 sobriquet on 2010-09-14 21:46 (Reply)
agreed, and while the butterfly prints were beautiful perhaps he could have explored that theme with something less literal.
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2010-09-15 06:41 (Reply)
I see Olivia - man, why does everyone there look so snobby and bored?

Love all the dress, esp the gold, yellow and orange ones.
#2 Wanderlusting (Homepage) on 2010-09-14 22:06 (Reply)
Because they're fashion people dahling! hahah

The orange dresses are gorgeous!
#3 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2010-09-15 21:39 (Reply)
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